Robert “Bobby” Crough
Robert “Bobby” Crough, age 82, of Clyde, Kansas, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020, at Park Villa Nursing Home, Clyde. He was born on September 15, 1938, in Salina, Kan., to Vincent M. & Faye V. (Harder) Crough.
He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1956 and attended Ft. Hays State College. He married Elizabeth Anne Coates on Dec. 7, 1985, in Salina, Kan. Bobby’s passion was the car business. Throughout his career he owned two dealerships and was sales manager for several dealerships in Kansas and Oklahoma. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Bobby touched so many lives and could connect with others in the most remarkable way. He truly loved his family and friends and has left each of us with “Bobby stories” that make us laugh, astound us, or warm our hearts.
He is survived by his wife, Anne, Clyde; daughters, Shellee Lujan, Roundrock, Texas, Kathee Crough, Dallas, Texas and Dana Singleton, Salina; sister, Mary Pennachi, Seattle, Wash., and brother, Curtis “Bud” Crough (Ruth), Rockport, Texas; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert “Bobby”; an infant daughter, Kellee; his parents; brothers, Mike, Jim & Jerry Crough and a sister, Barbara Sorrentino.
It was Bobby’s wishes to be cremated, and in maintaining safety for COVID-19, a private family memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Clyde, with Fr. Steven Heina officiating. The services will be livestreamed on the church Facebook page for everyone to view. Burial of the cremains and a celebration of life will be at a later time at the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Solomon, Kan. The family suggests memorials to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Clyde, or Park Villa Nursing Home, Clyde, in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput Mortuary, Clyde, Kan., is in charge of arrangements.